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International Women’s Day: Government Marks Day With Report To End Violence

The government have marked International Women's Day by releasing an update on their campaign to end violence against women and girls.

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Extended definition of domestic violence takes effect

The definition of domestic violence has now been expanded to cover more victims. Young people aged 16 to 17 and coercive control – a pattern of controlling behaviour – are now included for the first time.

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False allegations of domestic violence are rare

The first ever study by the Crown Prosecution Service into so-called false allegations of rape and domestic violence has been published by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Cuts in refuge services putting women at risk

An estimated 27,900 women affected by domestic violence have had to be turned away by the first refuge service that they approached in the last year, because there was no space, according to new figures from Women’s Aid.

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